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[PREM FARE GONE] Philippine Airlines, LHR-HKG, £500 J return

[PREM FARE GONE] Philippine Airlines, LHR-HKG, £500 J return

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Top tips for the "Dim Sum / Chicken adobo" fare:
  • At more than 5 weeks after most of us booked this fare it looks increasingly likely that the fare will stick. However prudence is still advisable and we should all avoid contacting the booking agent and if essential to contact try to deal with the airline direct.
  • Check that your original itenary is intact and ticketed as PAL revised their LHR flight schedule in early September and there appear to now only be 5 flights a week now rather than daily. Use TripCase to do this - see post #114 on how to do this (thanks to @MyFlights App). If you have incurred an involuntary change you can contact PAL and they will permit one change to amend your itenary. They appear to be flexible to shift flights to adjacent days, but if you try to push to be rerouted on another carrier to maintain the original itenary times you might find your flights are cancelled and you end up with a refund.
  • Online seat assignments are not possible on PAL when booked through a 3rd party, you have to call up, it is best to call PAL on 0808 164 9888 rather than the booking agent.
  • Whilst it looks like the fare is going to stick be aware that making other travel arrangements around this booking are at your own risk so consider making bookings that are refundable or covered by insurance if needed.
In hopes that this will go ahead, here's a wiki to see who's going and when.
Updated to post #253

November '18
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 09/11/18 : Carnaby
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 22/11/18 : Carnaby

December '18
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 29/12/18 : Wildwater
Inbound
None

January '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 10/01/19 : dsf
LHR-HKG : 12/01/19 : SFO1967
LHR-HKG : 12/01/19 : TravelQuinten
LHR-HKG : 17/01/19 : Kauppias
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 01/01/19 : Wildwater
HKG-LHR : 13/01/19 : dsf
HKG-LHR : 19/01/19 : SFO1967
HKG-LHR : 20/01/19 : Kauppias

February '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 05/02/19 : HKGEDI
LHR-HKG : 09/02/19 : MoonMan85
LHR-HKG : 14/02/19 : Fleric
LHR-HKG : 22/02/19 : skycruiserNL
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 02/02/19 : TravelQuinten
HKG-LHR : 12/02/19 : HKGEDI
HKG-LHR : 22/02/19 : MoonMan85
HKG-LHR : 26/02/19 : Fleric
HKG-LHR : 28/02/19 : skycruiserNL

March '19
Outbound
LHR-MNL : 01/03/19 : danfl44
LHR-HKG : 10/03/19 : flight345 +1
LHR-HKG : 14/03/19 : plunet +1
LHR-HKG : 14/03/19 : kevinflyaway
LHR-HKG : 18/03/19 : cowcow75
LHR-HKG : 21/03/19 : ams2174
LHR-HKG : 22/03/19 : jonase
LHR-MNL : 22/03/19 : Funky Spike
MNL-HKG :24/03/19 : Funky Spike
LHR-HKG : 24/03/19 : Poolek
LHR-HKG : 30/03/19 : Wilem
Inbound
MNL-LHR : 07/03/19 : danfl44
HKG-LHR : 18/03/19 : kevinflyaway
HKG-LHR : 24/03/19 : plunet +1
HKG-LHR : 24/03/19 : flight345 +1
HKG-LHR : 27/03/19 : ams2174
HKG-MNL : 27/03/19 : Funky Spike
MNL-LHR : 28/03/19 : Funky Spike
HKG-LHR : 28/03/19 : Poolek
HKG-LHR : 31/03/19 : jonase

April '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 10/04/19 : honzeek_cz
LHR-HKG : 10/04/19 : kjbrant +1
LHR-HKG : 11/04/19 : a_man_usia
LHR-HKG : 12/04/19 : usmark24
LHR-HKG : 12/04/19 : bittihuduga+1
LHR-HKG : 13/04/19 : Palal (23 hrs in MNL)
LHR-HKG : 16/04/19 : stringymacca
LHR-HKG : 17/04/19 : estrangeiro8
LHR-HKG : 18/04/19 : Vgravity
LHR-HKG : 19/04/19 : strayersong
LHR-HKG : 20/04/19 : justatourist
LHR-HKG : 21/04/19 : gpetro1
LHR-HKG : 28/04/19 : coolblue21
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 02/04/19 : cowcow75
HKG-LHR : 14/04/19 : honzeek_cz
HKG-LHR : 14/04/19 : a_man_usia
HKG-LHR : 17/04/19 : kjbrant +1
HKG-LHR : 21/04/19 : usmark24
HKG-LHR : 22/04/19 : bittihuduga
HKG-LHR : 23/04/19 : stringymacca
HKG-LHR : 23/04/19 : Vgravity
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : justatourist
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : strayersong
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : estrangeiro8
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : Palal (23 hrs in MNL)

May '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 02/05/19 : ackbrady +2
LHR-HKG : 04/05/19 : shamrock104
LHR-HKG : 14/05/19 : usmark24
LHR-HKG : 15/05/19 : afirm
LHR-HKG : 15/05/19 : p78
Return
HKG-LHR : 01/05/19 : gpetro1
HKG-LHR : 03/05/19 : coolblue21
HKG-LHR : 08/05/19 : shamrock104
HKG-LHR : 09/05/19 : ackbrady +2
HKG-LHR : 18/05/19 : afirm
HKG-LHR : 19/05/19 : p78
HKG-LHR : 23/05/19 : usmark24

June '18
Return
HKG-LHR : 29/06/19 : Wilem
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Old Dec 4, 18, 5:32 am
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Which email address did you guys use to reserve your seats? Thank you.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by Colonia View Post
Which email address did you guys use to reserve your seats? Thank you.
I just skyped their main office in MNL. They were super nice and helpful.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 4:26 pm
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I just skyped their main office in MNL. They were super nice and helpful.
Ditto that. I have also assigned my seats via PAL UK office a while ago for my March booking.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by sluneckov View Post
Called PAL UK office today regarding rebooking of my involuntary changed itinerary. They refused to rebook as long as the reservation is made via OTA. Any suggestions what to do next ? Has anyone succeeded rebooking with Bravofly ? I don´t want to risk the cancellation.
I had exactly the same issues and my booking was with lastminute (a sister company to Bravofly). I initially spoke with PAL UK who told me that the OTA has to call a Philippine Airlines hotline number to change the booking. Although lastminute were extremely slow to begin with, they managed to get the booking changed and reconfirmed with PAL. You can then call PAL directly to reserve your seats. A bit cumbersome but worked out fine.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 11:36 am
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So I got another email from lastminute that the flight was changed/cancelled. This is about the third or fourth chance. Do you think they are playing games to deter people from taking advantage of this deal? Oddly, the cancelled flight and suggested alternative seem to be exact same time. Anyone with same issue?

Original flight:
Philippine Airlines Flight 721
Mar 21, 2019-London LHR 9:50 PM Manila MNL 6:40 PM

Alternative 1:
1 PR 721 21MAR LHR(London Heathrow)- MNL(Manila Ninoy Aquino Int.)- 2150 1840 22MAR
2 PR 312 22MAR MNL(Manila Ninoy Aquino Int.)- HKG(Hong Kong Int.)- 2120 2335
Philippine Airlines 721

LHR to MNL Mar 21, 2019, 9:50 PM
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Old Dec 7, 18, 5:36 am
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Doubt they are playing games. They won't want to cause probs for their excited economy passengers.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 2:39 am
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Hey folks, i'm flying this over the next few weeks....looking forward to it.

Just a quick question about the lounge situation in HKG - the PR website lists both the Hong Kong Airlines lounge and Plaza Premium lounge for HKG. Will I be able to choose which I prefer to use or will I be directed to one of the two?

Many Thanks.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by bananahead View Post
Hey folks, i'm flying this over the next few weeks....looking forward to it.

Just a quick question about the lounge situation in HKG - the PR website lists both the Hong Kong Airlines lounge and Plaza Premium lounge for HKG. Will I be able to choose which I prefer to use or will I be directed to one of the two?
Your question was answered in the other forum in which you posted it: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30550451-post2.html (tl;dr: you can choose, and Plaza Premium makes most sense)
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Old Dec 19, 18, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by dsf View Post
Your question was answered in the other forum in which you posted it: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30550451-post2.html (tl;dr: you can choose, and Plaza Premium makes most sense)
Yes but i'm still not entirely clear to me as i've never 'departed' terminal 2 before at HKG. So, an airline checking in at terminal 2 does not necessarily have a gate departing from the 'midfield' terminal that HK Airlines primarily operates from?
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Old Dec 20, 18, 4:37 pm
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question to non london guys - as the return flight arrives in the night, are you staying back in london and travelling back next day or risking same night flight?
i have to connect to dublin. if i travel with check in luggage then i dont think i will have sufficient flight to collect bags and recheck in for the last flight of day (2110hrs)
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Old Dec 20, 18, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by bittihuduga View Post
question to non london guys - as the return flight arrives in the night, are you staying back in london and travelling back next day or risking same night flight?
i have to connect to dublin. if i travel with check in luggage then i dont think i will have sufficient flight to collect bags and recheck in for the last flight of day (2110hrs)
Overnight in the T4 Premier Inn for me. I will have luggage and it was just too tight. Hotel was £33 when I booked it.
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Old Dec 21, 18, 6:37 am
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I know we are unable to manage our booking on the PR website with the OTA issued PNR but has anyone been able to use online check in with said PNR?
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Old Dec 28, 18, 3:01 pm
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Yes, online check-in is possible with the PNR or eticket number.
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Old Dec 30, 18, 3:06 pm
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How are people crediting these flights to Etihad (or others)? When I called they weren't able to apply my Etihad number for some reason. Or is it just a case of calling again?
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Old Dec 30, 18, 7:10 pm
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I registered with ANA, I was able to enter the number online, I think at check in.
2 of the flights have credited automatically, I've requested the others and waiting while they verify.
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